Neuro Change Methodology
incorporates a Mindfulness Based Approach -as taught in the NMC (Neuro
Master Coach) Course.
Mindfulness is a technique extracted
from Buddhism where one tries to notice present thoughts, feeling
and sensations without judgement. The aim is to create a state of
“bare awareness”. What was once a tool for spiritual exploration.
Mindfulness does not seek to change or manipulate the content of the
coachee’s / client's beliefs. It is about cultivating
awareness through relaxation.
• A mindfulness approach is not about trying to change the client's
mind. Mindfulness is about observing your client's thoughts without
necessarily believing their story.
• Cognitive restructuring traditionally emphasizes the need to
change one’s thinking. However, a core feature of mindfulness is not
try to remove, suppress, or change thoughts that occur, including
• Using mindfulness the coachee is encouraged by their Neuro Master
Coach to cultivate a decentered relationship with their ‘self’. This
also helps them learn to observe their emotions at work.
Mindfulness (achieved though relaxation techniques and focusing
using neurofeedback technology) is a CRITICAL KEY for successful
behavioral coaching change efforts! Through the use of guided
neurofeedback a client can move into 'a state of mindfulness' within
• Mindfulness is simply being present as the observer, with
compassion, acceptance, and non-judgment, and that in this place
there is no “right” or “wrong”. For the purposes of self-exploration
and discovery the Master Neuro Coach guides the coachee to move to
this place so they can take effective action with awareness,
openness, and focus.
The two key components for awareness, openness, and focus or
'psychological flexibility' are:
1. The ability to be psychologically present. - In other words:
• to focus on the here-and-now
• to be engaged and absorbed in what you are doing
• to have full awareness of the current situation
• to have an attitude of openness and interest
2. The ability to take effective action. - In other words, to take
action that is:
• conscious and deliberate with full awareness
• in the service of valued ends while being flexible and adaptable
Mindfulness is a key factor in psychological flexibility.
Indeed, mindfulness training has recently become a 'hot topic' in
psychology - increasingly recognized as a powerful means to:
• develop self-awareness
• effectively handle difficult feelings
• disrupt unhelpful thought processes
Note: Mindfulness is also a key to "Emotional Intelligence".
-Happiness is a primary feeling, as is sadness, fear, and anger.
Research tells us that feelings only last 4 minutes or less when
they are simply and mindfully observed and felt. Feelings are
expressions of emotions, or states of being. The 2 key points here
1) When our clients mindfully experience their feelings, they are
able to create the necessary space to consciously choose how they
allow feelings to evolve and then, guided by their Neuro Master
Coach, learn how to exchange one undesirable feeling to a more
suitable one to create a better behavioral outcome.
2) Discipline of the client's mind (emotional self-management)
brings them closer to their desired state of “happiness”.